Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New York Style Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

In the world of desserts, Cheesecake is queen. Though it takes some time and effort to bake the perfect cheesecake, the reward is nothing short of delicious. Whether you are having friends over for dinner, or just want to surprise the family for a wonderful after dinner treat, you will “wow” the crowd with this take on New York cheesecake topped with a chocolate ganache drizzle.

Whenever I make cheesecakes people always ask, “How did you keep is so moist?” “How do you keep it from cracking?” “What makes your cheesecakes so creamy?”  Over my years of making cheesecakes, I’ve tried a lot of different suggestions from home cooks and famous cooks and I’ve added several “cheesecake tips” to make your cheesecake a mouthwatering success. 

New York Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

Cheesecake Crust:
-          35 Graham crackers crushed
-          2 tablespoons sugar
-          4 tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake Filling:
-          4 (8oz packages cream cheese) softened to room temperature
-          1 ½ cups white sugar
-          ¾ cups milk, room temperature
-          4 eggs, room temperature
-          1 cup sour cream, softened to room temperature
-          1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
-          ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Chocolate Ganache Drizzle:
-          9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
-          1 cup heavy cream
-          -teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. This is just cruel and unusual punishment. Looks so delicious.

    1. I'm from a family of cheesecake lovers - they have given me lots of practice :)

  2. Oh my, this looks fantastic! I am going to have to get a springform pan and make this! We love cheesecake in our house, never thought about making it myself, you make it look so easy :)

  3. Cheesecake always sounds harder than it is - just follow those few simple tips and you will have a fabulous cheesecake to "Wow" all your family and friends this holiday! You can do it :)

  4. This looks delicious. Can't wait to try it out!! :D

  5. You had me at Cheesecake and what a gorgeous looking cheesecake that is. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

  6. Well Cheesecake is my favorite dessert and anything chocolate is delish, so this is a winner. I pinned it to make later. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Just ate NOW I am READY for dessert

  8. Cheesecake is my favorite! I never knew how to make a true (not from the box) kind of cheesecake. Valentine's Day is coming up and I think this will be a great treat for my family.

  9. I am DEF going to try this...YUM!!!!

  10. This look SO good!! Cheesecake is my faavorite dessert!

  11. I love New York style cheesecake! I developed 'my own' recipe over the years, and this is very similar. So good!

  12. My son absolutely loves cheesecake. I have never made it before but with as expensive as it is getting I might be better off. Yours looks divine.

  13. This looks absolutely amazing!!! I love cheesecake! Soooooo yummy!